Sommelier Scholarship Application

Applications are now closed.

The BC Hospitality Foundation Sommelier Scholarships are sponsored by Sunrock VineyardsOkanagan Crush Pad (OCP), Hester CreekDa Silva Vineyards and Winery and Authentic Wine & Spirits Merchants. They are an opportunity for hospitality workers to increase their wine knowledge through further education. Up to  ten $1000.00 scholarships are awarded every year.

To apply, you will need:

  • Cover letter
  • A 500-word essay on why you need and deserve a $1000.00 scholarship from the BC Hospitality Foundation
  • Description or name of course applied for
  • Two (2) reference letters from non-family members

Students applying must currently be employed in and/or have intentions of pursuing a career in the hospitality business, with a focus on wine. Students should have an application to their next course in progress when applying for a scholarship.

Applications are EASY and the award is substantial.

Scholarship applications are sent to a 15+ member industry committee for review. Winners will be notified in writing, in advance of the presentation.

Good luck!